The countdown begins. In one week, I'll be full term. In two weeks, my sister will be here and I'll be okay with having the baby and leaving Jackson at home. It will also be how far along I was when I had Jackson. In three weeks, I'll be induced, if I still want to be. (I highly doubt I won't want to be!) It's kind of crazy that this baby will be here in no more than three weeks!
I'm leaving for the blogging conference this afternoon. Everyone send some positive "baby stay in there" vibes my way. I really really don't want to have the baby this weekend!! I'll be out of town. My doctor is out of town. (A different town, of course) Eric is in a yet another town until tomorrow night. (He is joining me after work tomorrow night and Eric, Jackson and I are staying the night in Colorado Springs) And besides, I'm really looking forward to this conference, and if I'm in the hospital having a baby, I'm pretty sure I won't be getting the most out of it!
Baby's size: About 6 pounds and 18 1/2 inches long. About as big as a crenshaw melon. (I don't know what a crenshaw melon is, but most melons are pretty big!) Okay, we'll see....
Belly size: A little less than 42" around. That's bigger, for sure.
Cravings: For a couple weeks now, I've really want a chocolate covered banana from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, but haven't been able to make it there. So, instead I've had Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream. It's very good, but still not a chocolate covered banana. I've also been eating a lot of cold cut sandwiches, which I don't normally like.
Mood: Okay, I guess. I'm not really overly emotional. Just tired all the time. I did notice yesterday that I kept getting annoyed with people who weren't being overly friendly with me, so maybe I'm a bit touchy.
Symptoms: I'm still getting those weird front of the leg almost charlie horse things. And LOTS of pain and pressure down low. I think that's the most uncomfortable thing right now. But I'm still getting my typical stuff too, braxton hicks (that are becoming more painful), acid reflux, and back pain.
Go to clothing: Same as the weeks before.
Sleep: I guess it's been slightly better this week. It has really helped that it's been a little cooler at night. Last week, it was in the 90's every day, which made night's insanely hot (even with our a/c on all day, it doesn't ever really cool down our upstairs). This week, it's been in the 80's and raining so that definitely makes it cooler at night.
Baby movement: He's finally starting to settle down a bit. I still feel plenty of movement, but he's not nearly as active as the previous weeks, which is nice. And less nauseating.